When I first started blogging almost four years ago, I decided to write under a pseudonym (for reasons that I can’t quite seem to remember). The name “Betty Beguiles” was meant to conjure one of those charming female advice columnists from way back when. It was a fun endeavor that has been hugely rewarding.
Since then my tagline has gone through a number of changes as I’ve refined what I enjoy writing about. Recently, though, even my title/pseudonym seemed no longer to fit (perhaps because, as it turned out, I didn’t end up blogging pseudonymously for long).
It dawned on me recently that it might be time for sweet “Betty” to retire. She’ll always be in the background giving me her advice, I’m sure, but I’ve decided to strike out on my own — as you may have noticed when you were redirected to this brand spankin’ new site.
I’m tickled pink to welcome you to Moxie Wife!
Why “Moxie Wife”?
Well, every since I tied the knot with my husband just over a decade ago I’ve been eager to learn as much about the subject as possible so that I might be able to live out this awesome vocation of mine to the best of my abilities. Reading books and articles about the subject, seeking advice, and implementing the things I’ve learned delights me to no end. And talking to all of you about romance, relationships–and yes, even fashion and beauty (as it applies to our lives as wives)–over the last few years? Well, it has only confirmed my suspicions: I never feel more inspired about blogging than I do when I’m writing about marriage.
As for the word “moxie,” it was in my original subtitle and I’ve always loved it. Energy, pep, courage, spirit, determination, know-how…these are the things that I want to bring to my role as a wife. I want every woman to be able to harness a little moxie and use it to create a rockin’ union.
Honestly, not much will change. My focus might be slightly refined and I’m crazy excited about this new venture, but the bottom line is that it was simply time for a fresh start.
So, stay tuned! I truly hope you’ll help me build up this community so that together we can create blissful, thriving, life-giving marriages.
Coming up next? A fantastic giveaway from one of my all-time favorite clothing companies, DownEast Basics!